Therefore, before games I would seek out a coach/manager/player and ask for the line up cards following the game. Until the leagues started to take ownership of them and in turn charge for these cards, I was able to acquire at least 5 of these dugout lineup cards. In most cases, I had them autographed following the game by someone who actually played.
Nowadays you can purchase a line up card for regular season games (assuming nothing historical happened) for about $50. Still not a bad value for an item that is considered game used. It's also a great gift idea for to commemorate a fan's first visit to an MLB game. Most team stores as well as MLB.com sell these lineup cards on their websites or on their auction pages.
So if you want a unique piece of game used history consider finding and acquiring one of these cards.
|July 2009 line card I purchased for $50.|
|Line card from spring training March 2004, Signed by Jason Varitek|